Our Story

Marmoset is a creative agency specializing in perfectly pairing music with motion picture, video and film. Founded in 2010, Marmoset was born as a conversation between friends at a Portland, Oregon coffee shop, and has since grown into a wildly burgeoning, full-service music agency with 35 full-time employees, most of whom are active, touring musicians themselves. While we enjoy working on all kinds of inspired and creative endeavors, we spend the most of our time crafting original music for nearly any story-driven medium you can imagine, while curating a hand-picked roster of more than 500 wonderfully obscure indie artists, whose recordings are available for licensing.

Marmoset is made of real people, living real lives, making a real living crafting music and sound. We're talking about hard working, blue collar artists, crafting music with their hands and hearts. While some of these are full-time musicians, many are photographers and filmmakers, too. Writers and artisans. Fathers and mothers. Family and friends.

We hold firmly to a few core values: We value collaboration because we are more informed, more talented, kinder, wiser, and better when we lean into one another. We value having fun and finding joy through artistic expression. We believe in fighting the good fight. We are advocates for the artists we partner with, working to restore value and respect for music and its creators, amidst a deteriorating global landscape that threatens its existence. We don't believe there's anything "stock" about music crafted with hands and hearts. And we believe doing great work and defending creative integrity always trumps the bottom line. There is a rising tide and we are all floating up together.

Know this

When artists craft music with their hands and hearts, it resonates with others and within stories crafted with the same care. We are the conduit. We are the soundtrack to your story.